Information Systems


Organizations across the world rely on information systems graduates to design, implement and manage their IT. As a McGill Information Systems (IS) student, you’ll develop the know-how to commence your career in an in-demand industry.    

The IS major will prepare you for a multitude of IT-related career opportunities available across industries. Using a blend of theoretical concepts, hands-on tools, and actual case studies, the IS major will give you the toolkit needed to identify business problems and opportunities, analyze business processes, and develop and implement information systems to support them.  

You will also gain an in-depth understanding of a variety of topics including strategic planning and investment in information technologies, the analysis, design, and deployment of information systems, understanding the opportunities and challenges of Web-based businesses, and managing resistance to IT-initiated changes in organizations.


Information Systems (IS) graduates will have a comprehensive understanding of information technologies and systems, as well as solid technical, analytical, managerial, and interpersonal skills. As an IS graduate, you can find employment in diverse industries such as banking, insurance, manufacturing, retailing and consulting. Job prospects include: 

  • Business Analyst 
  • Systems Analyst 
  • Quality Assurance Specialist 
  • Digital Content Manager 
  • Information Systems Consultant


The Faculty’s innovative programs and historic reputation for excellence continue to attract the most prominent professors from around the globe.

Student experience

The Information Systems (IS) major balances industry knowledge with practical skills, using various delivery methods. Delve deeper into IS theories and concepts with a range of case studies that allow you to apply your knowledge to real-life situations and strengthen your analytical and critical thinking skills. Leverage the insight of industry leaders as guest lecturers and learn about the latest technology trends and issues impacting the industry.    

Discover courses where you will work with actual companies to solve business problems using IS technologies. Most technical courses adhere to the experiential learning philosophy of “learning by doing” and are mostly taught in computer labs so that students can maximize their learning experience with hands-on exercises. 

Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

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Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Desautels Faculty of Management.

Check the full admission requirements for information about deadlines and whether supporting documents are required as part of your application. 

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